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Catholic Moments #83 - Kitty Cleveland and Kevin Vost During this week's episode, Lisa shares interviews with Kitty Cleveland and Dr. Kevin VostDeacon Tom Fox offers an stirring reflection on Our Lady of the New Advent.

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Category:Author Interviews -- posted at: 11:01pm UTC

Catholic Moments #82 - Renee Bondi and Natalie Friedl

On this week's episode, Lisa shares interviews with Catholic recording artist and inspirational speaker Renee Bondi and Natalie Friedl, author of Help Me Pray Today.

Deacon Tom Fox shares a special reflection for the men in our listening audience.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:27pm UTC

Catholic Moments #81 - Heidi Hess Saxton and Sue Peters On this week's show, Lisa shares a brief medical update and interviews with adoption advocate Heidi Hess Saxton and talented Catholic musician Sue Peters.  Deacon Tom's reflection highlights the book The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming by by Henri J. M. Nouwen.  Our guest Heidi Hess Saxton will be appearing on Al Kresta's Kresta in the Afternoon on Thursday, December 4th at 3:00 pm EST, so be sure to tune in for more information on her work, adoption and foster parenting.  Be sure to enter this week's contest to win two great Christmas CDs - click here for entry details.  Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Music -- posted at: 4:02am UTC

Catholic Moments #80 - Thanksgiving 2008 A special note of thanks to Deacon Tom and Dee Fox for guest hosting this week's episode and for sharing their thoughts on this wonderful holiday of Thanksgiving. Please check out our newly updated CatholicMom.com at http://new.catholicmom.com and keep all of our SQPN family members in your prayers this holiday weekend.  Be sure to enter this month's contest - your chance to win two adorable Christmas Bracelets. To enter, email lisa@catholicmom.com with “Christmas Bracelets Giveaway” in the subject line and include your complete mailing address. Enter by November 30, 2008. Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Family -- posted at: 10:00am UTC

Catholic Moments #79 - Bryan Murdaugh and Catholic Charities This week, we share two interviews. Jody Hudson of Catholic Charities of Fresno helps us learn what we, as families, can do to reach out to the poor and needy in our communities. We also meet Bryan Murdaugh, a talented Catholic Dad, youth minister and musician. Deacon Tom Fox shares a reflection on being of service to others. Be sure to enter this month's contest - your chance to win two adorable Christmas Bracelets. To enter, email lisa@catholicmom.com with “Christmas Bracelets Giveaway” in the subject line and be sure to include your complete mailing address. Enter by November 30, 2008. Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Music -- posted at: 4:24pm UTC

Catholic Moments #78 - Traci Matheu Our guest this week is Traci Matheu, Catholic mom, speaker and author of A Survivor from the Lost Generation of Catholics on the importance of building a foundation of faith in our families. Deacon Tom Fox shares a reflection on the topic of Loneliness. Be sure to enter this month's contest - your chance to win two adorable Christmas Bracelets. To enter, email lisa@catholicmom.com with “Christmas Bracelets Giveaway” in the subject line and be sure to include your complete mailing address. Enter by November 30, 2008. Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Author Interviews -- posted at: 7:19pm UTC

Catholic Moments #77 - Weight Issues and An Attitude of Gratitude This week, Lisa shares double the fun with two interviews: Ruby Gettinger is the star of "Ruby", a new television show that chronicles her lifelong battle with morbid obesity. Sue Lundquist is the author of the I'm Thankful journal, a tool for helping our families build an attitude of thankfulness. Deacon Tom shares a stirring reflection entitled "The Struggle of Parenting" filled with encouraging words for parents. Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Author Interviews -- posted at: 10:50am UTC

Catholic Moments #76 - Sr. Helena Burns, "Media Nun" In this episode, recorded live from Chicago, Lisa chats with Sr. Helena Burns, FSP, the "Media Nun". Sr. Helena gives us an overview of Chicago's Pauline Book and Media Center and introduces us to her work in Media Literacy. Don't forget to help promote our great SQPN Catholic podcasters by voting every day in the Podcast Awards for your favorite SQPN shows!  To enter our latest contest for your chance to win Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux email lisahendey@gmail.com by October 31, 2008 with the words "St. Therese Contest" in the subject line and your address in the body of the email. Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

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Category:Vocations -- posted at: 8:46pm UTC

Catholic Moments #75 - Margo B. Smith On this episode, Lisa shares an interview with Catholic Mom, songwriter and musician Margo B. Smith including a special discussion on the beauty of spending time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Deacon Tom Fox brings our month on the life of St. Therese of Lisieux to a close with his final installment of our St. Therese series. To enter our latest contest for your chance to win Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux email lisahendey@gmail.com by October 31, 2008 with the words "St. Therese Contest" in the subject line and your address in the body of the email. Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.

St. Therese of Lisieux - Look for the "Email Me" button on the left side to enter contest
Sacrifice Beads - email Deacon Tom at tmdjfox@msn.com
The Catholic Company
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Category:Music -- posted at: 11:03pm UTC

Catholic Moments #74 - Book Talk On this special Sunday edition of the Catholic Moments Podcast, I give an overview of the new books I received during my recent visits at Loyola Press and Ave Maria Press. Deacon Tom Fox gives us the third installment of our St. Therese series. To enter our latest contest for your chance to win Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux email lisahendey@gmail.com by October 31, 2008 with the words "St. Therese Contest" in the subject line and your address in the body of the email. Share your feedback at 206-339-9272, comment here on the blog or email lisa@catholicmom.com.






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Category:Book Talk -- posted at: 6:05pm UTC